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Run shoe levers and footbeds new

Running has never seen this kind of divergence in technologies and theories, from barefoot all the way to hyper-structure and custom footbeds. And everything in between.

Future of Run Footwear new

The features that matter in technical running footwear are different now than they were a decade or two ago. That's a good thing. Footwear is going to look a lot different in 5 years.

New run technologies new

The king (minimalist running) is dead. Long live the king (supportive running). This is the first of a series on how new running technologies will transform foot and lower body extremity health.

Gravel Bike Details

We provide an overview of a relatively new category of bikes: Those purpose built for gravel roads and gravel racing. What makes them unique? Do you want one?

Slowtwitch Mailbag - 10

We answer more reader questions in our Slowtwitch Mailbag. On tap for this week, have some very interesting information on custom paint, along with a practical query on aero positions.

Your ideal winter kit - 2

This is part two of our series on winter riding. As we transition in to Spring, how should your equipment change? We discuss the particulars of bike choice, tire choice, and other details.

Your ideal winter kit

With such a cold winter, we take a look at some tips for riding your bike comfortably. How do you layer? What are the best gloves? Is it possible to stay warm?

Cassette Evolution

We take a detailed look at cassettes and how they have evolved over the years. With new 11-speed systems, has anything really changed? Where is it going?

Slowtwitch Mailbag – 9

We open up the Mailbag once again to answer questions from our readers. This week covers stack and reach, tire choice, and some curious particulars of race strategy.

Crank Length and Gearing

We examine bicycle crank arm length and the way it influences gear ratio. Should your chainring and cassette sizes change along with your crank length? Let’s find out.

Low Profile top caps

Tall headset top caps are my great while whales. I don't want to eliminate them, just cut them down to size. John Cobb to the rescue.

Slowtwitch Mailbag - 8

Our Mailbag covers two new questions. First, how does GPS work? Next, how many calories or carbohydrates should you take in during an Ironman or 70.3? For more, read on.

Definition of Fast

We clear up some common misconceptions about what the word ‘fast’ means in terms of your wheels and tires. Does it mean aero? Does it mean light? Let’s talk details.

Road wheel basics

We take a bird's eye look at the anatomy of road and triathlon wheels. What are all of the different parts? What should you look for when making a purchase? For more, read on.

Slowtwitch Mailbag - 7

This edition of the Mailbag covers two questions. First, why does my GPS show a different distance than the published race course? Next, how much speed can I gain from a new bike?

Hub Service 2.0

We cover in-depth service on rear hubs with shouldered axles, such as Renn discs and FLO Cycling. While not the easiest service, it can be done with the right tools and some time.

Mavic hub How-To

We show you the standard service procedure for common 2013 Mavic rear hubs. It applies to wheels like the CXR series, R-Sys, Ksyrium, Cosmic Carbone, and Comete disc.

A tour of the Hed Cycling base

We tour the US headquarters and factory for Hed Cycling. The Minnesota-based company makes aerobars, accessories, and of course – wheels.

The power of Sam Gyde

Belgian age grouper Sam Gyde won the M35-39 category in 8:45 with a super fast 4:29:47 age split and 24th place overall. Here is a look at his power numbers.

Cassette Spacers 2013

We update and expand our guide to cassette and freehub spacers for 2013. SRAM is on the 11-speed bandwagon, many manufacturers are offering 11-speed wheels, and more.

Cleat Replacement

We show you the professional method of cleat replacement. How do you replicate the position perfectly? Are shoe markings really accurate? For more, read on.

Slowtwitch Mailbag - 6

The latest edition of our Mailbag talks about two topics. How far will mechanical tri shifting evolve? How does frame safety testing work, both for stock and custom frames?

Bike Maintenance Schedule

Our tech editor Greg Kopecky shows you a sample maintenance schedule for your triathlon or road bike. How often should you replace the chain, cables, cleats, and brake pads? For more, read on and ...

What's in a review?

We give a sneak peek into the world of product reviews. How do you decide what to review? What goes into writing one? How long do you use each product?

Slowtwitch Mailbag - 5

This edition of our Mailbag covers some practical questions on tire pressure and sport selection. Take a look and even submit your own question for a future article.
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